A popular tour departing from Johannesburg, with a fly in safari into the wilderness of the Okavango delta. Pole through the waterways on a mokoro (traditional canoe) and take a game walk searching for wildlife. View herds of elephants, hippos and crocodiles while relaxing on a sunset cruise down the Chobe River. A game drive through Chobe National Park affords opportunities for viewing the Big 5. The final stop is the mighty Victoria Falls where you can partake in some awesome activities.
- Kalahari Region
- Bushmen encounter
- Scenic Flight into Delta
- Okavango Delta – Mokoros’ and game walk
- Chobe sunset cruise
- Chobe Game drive
- Victoria Falls
- MAX…. GROUP SIZE 15 TRAVELLERS, CONTACT US FOR LARGE GROUPS
- TOUR STARTS…. JOHANNESBURG SA
- TOUR ENDS…. VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
- ACCOMMODATION…. BUNGALOW OR CHALET / LODGE / HOTEL\
- TRANSPORT…. OVERLAND VEHICLE
- WILDLIFE…. BIG 5, ELEPHANT, EXCEPTIONAL BIRDING, LEOPARDS, LIONS, RHIN
- COUNTRY VISITED…. SOUTH AFRICA, ZIMBABWE & BOTSWANA
- MALARIA FREE…YES
- TOUR NORMALY STARTS AT…. 09:30AM
- TOUR FINISHES…. EARLY AFTERNOON
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Johannesburg – Kalahari
An early morning departure from Johannesburg, as we begin our safari to Victoria Falls. We head North West to Botswana. Crossing the border we continue to the town of Kang, the gateway to the Kalahari – home of the Bushmen.
We head north into the Central Kalahari. We spend the evening in the Ghanzi district, where we get an opportunity to encounter the San people. We have the opportunity gain interesting insights into the daily life of this nomadic tribe and about survival in the desert. We enjoy a guided walk as well as traditional storytelling and dancing.
Activity Package: Guided walk with San Bushmen
Today we leave the harshness of the Kalahari and head for Maun – the frontier town. The landscape changes from the harshness of the arid Kalahari to the lush Okavango Delta. We spend the afternoon relaxing (or one can enjoy a scenic flight). The guides will give a briefing to what is required as there are restrictions on luggage size.
We spend the next couple of days exploring this amazing eco system. The Okavango is a maze of waterways and flood plains and home to many species of wildlife and birdlife. With our local guides we spend time poling and doing nature walks. Hippos and crocodiles laze on the banks, while larger animals are found on the numerous islands. The delta is one of the last true African wilderness areas and offers a unique view of the African bush.
Activity Package: Okavango Delta excursion
We leave the delta and head north through the tribal areas. We cross into Namibia and spend the day travelling across the Caprivi area. This is a wildlife area and one can expect to spot animals along the road – including giraffes and elephants. We spend the evening in Namibia near the Botswana border.
Kasane-Chobe National Park
Early morning we cross back into Botswana and set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River. The Chobe is renowned for its huge herds of elephant and large number of predators – including lions. We spend the morning exploring the Chobe Park in open 4×4 vehicles. The late afternoon is spent cruising down the Chobe River, looking for animals coming down to river to drink.
- Activity Package: Chobe National Park game drive
- Activity Package: Chobe National Park boat cruise
Leaving Botswana we cross into Zimbabwe and make the short trip to Victoria Falls. The mighty Victoria Falls is one of Southern Africa’s top destinations and offers stunning scenery and loads of activities. A visit to Victoria Falls National Park allows us to take in the spectacle of the Zambezi thundering over the falls. The afternoon is at your leisure and you can use the time to partake in one of the adrenaline activities – including rafting the rapids of the Zambezi. Alternatively one can spend time browsing the craft and curio markets.
Activity Package: Victoria Falls National Park entrance fees
Our Botswana and Victoria Falls tour ends after breakfast. It is recommended that one plans for an extra day in Victoria Falls as there is much to see and do.
Note: This tour includes 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches & 7 dinners
Optional Activities – Victoria Falls – some of the popular options
• Bungee Jumping – US$ 160
• Sunset Zambezi cruise – US$ 85
• Full day White water rafting – US$ 160
• Gorge swing – US$ 95
• Helicopter Scenic flight – US$ 170
Please Note….. This Forty Plus Tour also runs in the reverse order from Victoria Falls to Windhoek (same itinerary in the opposite direction) at the same price but travelling on different dates. See – Deserts, Rivers & African Wildlife Safari due South. This Itineraries do change, please speak with us for the latest up to date itinerary for your travel period
Transfers….. Pre-tour and post-tour accommodation and return airport transfers can be pre-booked for Windhoek and Victoria Falls.
WHAT TO BRING…. Please try to keep your luggage to a minimum. Don’t forget most airlines impose a 20kg luggage limit. A large soft holdall or backpack and a smaller daypack is ideal. On tour you will need a mixture of lightweight clothing for the day and warm wear (eg fleece, long trousers, hat) for early mornings and evenings or on game drives when it can be cool (especially in southern hemisphere winter months Jun-Aug). We highly suggest that women bring a sports bra for this tour as we travel off road on 4 x 4 tracks. Pack a light rain jacket, mosquito spray, sleeping bag, towel and a pillow (if you want one). A money belt/pouch that can be worn comfortably beneath your clothing is recommended for the tour. Please avoid bringing unnecessary valuables and use your pre/post tour hotel safe to store your cash, passport and air tickets.
VACCINATIONS / HEALTH…. The table below indicates the vaccinations suggested for travel on this tour but should be treated as a guide only. You should seek professional medical advice from your GP or clinic at least six weeks prior to departure. Please note some areas visited are malarial. We recommend you speak to your doctor or travel clinic about appropriate anti-malarial tablets.
- Meals as indicated
- Services of an English speaking guide / tour leader
- airport transfers
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
- travel insurance
- sleeping bags*
- optional activities, laundry,
- passport & visa fees,
- items of a personal nature,
- drinks including mineral water.
- Sleeping bags can be rented for $30 USD per person/trip….Please advise your agent at time of booking if you need to book this equipments
DEPARTURE DATES AND TIME
The departure dates for all of our east African safaris, treks, tours, and other adventure packages are totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact (us) for further and more detailed information, as well as information on all our adventure packages into Tanzania and east African in general.